Our Western Downs is renowned for distinctive local events and festivals which truly capture the essence of our region.
From popular major events like our exciting Big Skies event, quirky Chinchilla Melon Festival or our captivating Opera at Jimbour, to the small town ambience of monthly market stalls, we offer an array of events that has something for everyone. Our expanding multiculturalism is celebrated with cuisine and customs at the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races and the festivities of Dalby Delicious and DeLIGHTful. Our living history and relaxed lifestyle are celebrated through street parades and carnival days at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival and the Jandowae Timbertown Festival.
A quintessential illustration of outback living, the country rodeo and campdraft features high on our events calendar with an event of this nature held almost every month of the year. Don't miss our annual Stock Horse Sale and Campdraft in Dalby, the largest of its kind in Australia.
You will find our sense of community strongly represented at any one of our Annual Show Days where our country schools proudly display their achievements and our local produce and livestock are pitted against each other. For a relaxed and inviting social scene, be sure to experience one of our Western Downs Race Days where fashion and colour combine with country hospitality, sometimes amongst the dust of thundering hooves on an outback track.
Our region has become a hub of activity in recent years so we highly recommend you plan and book ahead. Check out our Events Calendar for more of what is on offer in Our Western Downs … Experience. Explore. Enjoy!